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Asli Yildiz Becomes New Head of Legal at DMA in London

Asli Yildiz Becomes New Head of Legal at DMA in London


Corporate and Data Privacy lawyer Asli Yildiz has joined the DMA, a UK trade association for the one-to-one marketing industry that describes itself as "Europe’s largest marketing association," to head up its expanding legal division.

According to a DMA press release, "the data and marketing industry, led by the DMA, has been at the forefront of some of Europe’s biggest changes to the regulatory landscape for data privacy and consumer rights. Asli Yildiz’s appointment will further strengthen the DMA’s influential role in legal and regulatory affairs affecting the industry."

In addition, the press release states, "the DMA Legal Team plays a crucial role in terms of working with regulators to inform new regulation and best practice as well helping member organizations navigate and embed a responsible approach to their marketing. GDPR and the upcoming ePrivacy Regulation, among other issues, are at the forefront of many organizations’ agendas and the DMA recognizes a growing need for consultation during this period of transition."

In recent years, according to the press release, Yildiz "has become very involved in data privacy, cyber security and GDPR developments on behalf of tech giant, Canon. She has also worked as an in-house data privacy and cyber security lawyer for Taylor Wessing ... figuring as a key member of their Risk Management team. She is a Turkish-qualified lawyer with over ten years' commercial and compliance experience, gained from working in international law firms and companies in Europe and emerging markets (Turkey, Israel, Middle East & Africa)."

Speaking about her new role, Yildiz said: “At a time where legislation affecting the data and marketing industry is under huge scrutiny, it is an exciting opportunity to join such an influential association. I hope to work with my new team to grow the DMA’s presence and influence while continuing to offer our membership expert legal advice.”

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